[Newbies] "Smart Paper"?

Rob Rothwell r.j.rothwell at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 13:56:25 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 6:46 AM, Herbert König <herbertkoenig at gmx.net> wrote:

> One version of smart paper is, I draw userinterfaces by just placing
> the elements into an empty project and place texts around them like
> the names to reference them, the message names they send an some
> general description of what they do. Did this on paper before.

This is going to sound really lame, but do you have any screenshots you can
share?  This sounds like a very useful technique, but I don't think my brain
is using Morphic that way.  In fact, I don't think my brain is using Morphic
at all!

> In one case where I did not need so much text around I gradually
> filled the sketch with life to have a prototype
> For many aspects of a development project I have several Squeak
> project with browsers open on the relevant methods and Workspaces. And
> I have sketches about the flow of some aspects of the software.

What are you using for your sketches?

For my project leading job I carry an 3.6 Squeak on a USB stick which
> I really use as a notetaker. I lead a road design software project
> where I have Squeak projects on technical, sales, customer and
> competition aspects.

What features do you use for notes?  Workspaces for typing?  Connectors?
 More sketches?  Why 3.6?  Does it have features that have been removed?

The last one is what I was talking about in my reply to Brenda's post
> in Squeak dev.

Thank you for sharing.  I have been trying to "study my history" lately, and
am feeling very much like there are all these capabilities out there that I
am definitely NOT taking advantage of!  When I read, for example, that "The
original [Augment] system is still in use today by Dr. Engelbart and the
Bootstrap Alliance,"  I just have to think that we are all suffering from
not maximizing the capabilities of the systems we already have!

Thanks again,

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